BlueCielo Acquires 49 Percent Stake in Brazilian Reseller PONTODOC

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PONTODOC to be renamed BlueCielo do Brasil Soluçöes de Gerenciamento

BlueCielo ECM Solutions, a leading global software company offering Engineering Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced that it has acquired 49 percent of PONTODOC Soluções de Gerenciamento Ltda, a successful company specializing in the implementation of ECM solutions based in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil. PONTODOC will be renamed BlueCielo do Brasil Soluçöes de Gerenciamento Ltda.

The partial acquisition of PONTODOC is BlueCielo's first step to forming a strong, operational infrastructure in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. PONTODOC has had a total focus on the sale and support of BlueCielo's product portfolio since 1997 and holds Brazil's second-largest market share for the resale of the InnoCielo software suite. PONTODOC's clients include companies such as major Brazilian oil producer Petrobras, Brazil's largest mining company Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, key player in Brazilian agribusiness Fosfertil/Ultrafertil, and well-known tyre manufacturer Pirelli.

BlueCielo has the option to further increase its shareholding in PONTODOC as of January 2009.

"Latin America is strategic for the further growth of our organization," states Martijn Janmaat, BlueCielo's CEO. "BlueCielo already has a strong base of customers and our aim is to further increase our presence in the region, enabling customers to benefit from direct access to BlueCielo expertise. PONTODOC's solid success and established presence in Brazil provide us with the perfect springboard for our expansion strategy for Latin America."

"BlueCielo has often counted on us in Brazil because our company has a dedicated focus on InnoCielo products. We're very happy to become part of BlueCielo's efforts to form a strong organizational infrastructure in Latin America," says PONTODOC's managing director Julio Cesar Paulino. "Our customers will notice that our level of support will increase with direct access to BlueCielo and its expert global resources, enriching the good experience they're already having with us."

About BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BlueCielo ECM Solutions provides Engineering Content Management and Application Integration solutions for owner/operators in multiple vertical industries including energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, government, pharmaceutical, and discrete and process manufacturing. BlueCielo has more than two decades of industry experience with over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, together with an extensive global network of established partners. BlueCielo ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise, InnoCielo ImandrA for IBM FileNet P8 and InnoCielo TeamWork. For more information, please visit, or call (800) 323 2926 ext 111 (toll free from the USA), +1 404 634 3302 (Americas) or +31 (0)70 413 3700 (EMEA).

About PONTODOC Soluções de Gerenciamento
Established in 1997 in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil, PONTODOC is an established specialist in providing and implementing the leading InnoCielo suite of engineering content management solutions. PONTODOC offers dedicated support and service, plus expertise in systems integration and strategic asset management (SAM). For more information, please visit or call +55 (11) 4437 1727.

BlueCielo and InnoCielo are registered trademarks of BlueCielo ECM Solutions. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2008 BlueCielo ECM Solutions. All rights reserved.


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